Union City man injured after Thursday I-75 wreck

Published 10:27 am Friday, May 3, 2019

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A 35-year-old Union City man was seriously injured on I-75 after a two-vehicle wreck near mile marker 95 northbound at approximately 9:30 Thursday night.

The man, named Howard Sterling, exited his Honda Accord after rear-ending a dump truck registered by a Macon company. While he was standing near the dividing line between the right-hand lane and the emergency lane, he was struck on the head by a different vehicle’s side-view mirror as it attempted to avoid the wreckage, according to a Georgia State Patrol report.

Both Sterling and the dump truck were traveling north when the initial wreck occurred. First responders had not yet arrived on the scene, and both Sterling’s vehicle and the dump truck were still in the way of oncoming traffic when an F-150 driven by a Florida resident passed through the scene and struck Sterling.

Sterling was transported to Crisp Regional Hospital, where emergency personnel stabilized him so that he could be transported by helicopter to Navicent Health Center in Macon, where he is still being treated as of press time.

The driver of the pickup truck that struck Sterling is not charged with any wrongdoing. The driver of the dump truck likewise is not charged.

Multiple agencies were on the scene of the accident providing support: Crisp County Sheriff’s Office, Crisp County EMS, Crisp County Fire & Rescue, the Georgia State Patrol, and AirEvac.